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On the theory of mass-loss in dwarf galaxies - I. Basic equations and the case of wave/thermal driven winds

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Falceta-Goncalves, D. [1]
Número total de Autores: 1
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Artes Ciencias & Humanidades, BR-03828000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 432, n. 1, p. 589-597, JUN 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 4

In this work, we present a semi-analytical model of galactic wind for dwarf galaxies where thermal and turbulent/momentum driving mechanisms are studied. The model takes into account wave and internal adiabatic heating mechanisms, as well as radiative and adiabatic cooling. The importance of external sources of energy is discussed. We also studied the role of the spatial distribution of dark matter in the acceleration of the wind and in the mass-loss rates. The basic model parameters that regulate the wind mass-loss rate and terminal velocity are the gravitational potential profile, the equilibrium temperature of the gas and the amplitude of the turbulent motions of the gas. We found that dwarf galaxies are likely to present quasi-stationary winds with mass-loss rates larger than 10(-3) M-circle dot yr(-1) even in the absence of turbulent motions (which is possibly related to the supernovae feedback), if the interstellar gas is heated to T > 10(4)-10(5) K. We also found that the wind mass-loss rate is enhanced for cusped dark matter distributions, such as the Navarro-Frenk-White profile, due to the increased pressure gradients at the centre of the galaxy. The solutions presented here may serve as benchmarks for numerical simulations, and as inputs for single-zone chemical evolution models of dwarf galaxies. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/12909-8 - Campos magnéticos, turbulência e efeitos de plasma no meio intergaláctico
Beneficiário:Diego Antonio Falceta Gonçalves
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular